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. they gave us a loose description. black man, in his 20s, dark clothing, with a weapon. that's describing a lot of people possibly. that's the information we have. women in the area are told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around. >> i wish i could find someplace else to walk. >> everybody especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> reporter: that woman is absolutely right this. certainly puts your defenses down, people with ipods, iphones, any sort of cell phone or mp3 player when you have the headphones in your ear. you become a target according to police. and they are warning people to lock the doors in your car immediately and be careful getting out of your car, as well. although we don't know the exact circumstances of these attacks, it might involve a vehicle because police are also sending out that warning. we are waiting for more information from the oakland pd. >> thank you. anne makovec in oakland. >>> and a woman was able to fight off her attacker in the south bay over the weekend. the woman says she was jogging sunday mo
. >>> cal grad sarah shoark back in the u.s. after more than a year in iranian prison. what she plans to do the moment she reaches new york. >> mostly i will miss your laughter. >> a mothers anguish over the loss of daughter. how friends and family remembered one of the young victims of the san bruno pipe explosion. >>> san bruno, the first toll lane that doesn't cross a bridge. >>> 7:30 a.m. the 19th of september. good morning i am julie watts. >> i am phil matier. we have a lot of news and talk to cover in the next hour. we are in the final month before the november elections and across the board. there is no clear front runners. we will talk about what both parties are going to need to do if they want to win this election. >>> plus later in the wake ofanti muslim sentiment a chance to show a different side. >>> and how health leaders in one bay area county are fighting back against an outbreak of whooping cough. >>> we will get to that in just a moment first leading the news this morning friends and family bid a fond farewell to one of the youngest victims of the san bruno pipeline explo
. >> yeah, cooling down a bit. low pressure system down to the south of us in baja giving us more clouds today and also giving us cooler temperatures. we'll take a look at those cooler temperatures in just a few moments. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. we are just getting word of a serious accident in oakland westbound 580 approaching grand avenue. it sounds like a car flipped over. chp is heading to the scene now. we are watching these sensors. so far they haven't changed color. so far they are still showing green. but we'll continue to check that if you are heading towards the macarthur maze something to be aware of. we also still have this injury crash in city streets in san francisco at 6th and folsom. police are still on scene and apparently one lane of 6th street is blocked near the intersection. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. -- that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >>> california's first execution in nearly five years has been put on hold and may not happen u
like it. we used everything we had. at one point, we just tried to contain the flames, tried to just keep it in a plume, and that was our objective, and obviously it was so powerful, it blew right through our stream. >> the explosion severed a water line, delaying rescue efforts. firefighters were forced to improvise, running hoses from a nearby neighborhood, knocking down fences along the way. >>> dozens of homes were destroyed in the blast. and this morning, the wait is over for some of those families left wondering if their home is still standing. kit doe was there as neighbors learned the fate of their homes. >> reporter: here at the main red cross shelter in san bruno, they came looking for news, good or bad. >> the list that's being distributed to you identifies a total of approximately 38 properties that have been visually evaluated as a total loss. >> reporter: the city of san bruno gather add group of homeowners to handout all at once, a list of addresses of damaged or destroyed properties. >> your house has no evidence of damage. >> okay, cool, thank you. >> reporter: for s
uvando used it to beat his girlfriend a 33-year-old. authorities say the man called several people after the alleged beating as he drove around with the body in the front seat. he eventually showed up at a coworker's apartment. the coworker called 911. then the man surrendered and confess, according to police. >>> after calls from politician and the public, pg&e has now posted maps showing the locations of the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. pipe segments get on the list based on four criteria. first, will there or has there been third party construction nearby? is there any pipe corrosion? has there been any land movement near the pipes, such as an earthquake? and finally, the pipe's age, design and what it's made of. the pg&e president christopher johns says these factors constantly affect the list. >> this list is in flux. some items will move up, some will move down the list. >> pg&e says the san bruno section of pipe that exploded was not on the top 100 list. when the utility finds out what caused the explosion, it might have to change the criteria. the maps on the website aren'
. >> a historic moment in baghdad as u.s. officials formally hand over control of military operations back to the iraq government. >> good morning. it's wednesday, september 1. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. >>> an east bay murder suspect is dead this morning. he is now being connected with killings in two counties. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. anne makovec is at a home in vallejo where officers made a gruesome discovery. >> reporter: good morning. police have been here all night. they found the bodies of two women in this home here behind me on upland court overnight. the bodies were chopped up, according to police. police have not positively confirmed yet if they are indeed two missing women in their 60s that have been missing since last week. one of those women did live here. they were both acquaintances of a man suspected of at least two other murders and here is that man. his name is efren valdemoro, 38 years old. now, he was shot and killed by officers last night. officers say that valdemoro fled the chp on a high-speed c
tell us about that? >> sorry. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. the two men drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: unfortunately, we were not able to get much information out of the nursing home owner. so we don't know the status, dana, of the two women who were hired to take care of those elderly patients. we do know that the san mateo county authorities, the board of supervisors, and the ombudsman will be looking into this case. also, they might be giving a commendation to the people who helped out in this very dire situation. >> oh, my goodness. i hope they give a commendation to the two men. god bless them! those women -- they were sitting ducks. >> reporter: absolutely. the fact that one of them was s
. and they will need a lot of that dirt. so some of that dirt is going to be used for that project, as well. but this is a very time- consuming thing we're talking about here. they are not going to have this project complete for another five years. >> wow, okay. well, and so in addition to that, it's a recycling project. that's good. >> reporter: yeah. they are putting the earth that was underground above ground and putting it to good use. >> good. len ramirez, thank you. >>> hundreds turned out tonight to remember three people killed in the san bruno pipeline explosion. sharon chin on the memorial service for the bullis family. >>> reporter: mourners streamed into the first presbyterian church in burlingame to remember three members of one family. gregory bullis, a nurse, his mother lavonne, a retired nurse, and his 17-year-old son william, a high school senior. the three died two weeks ago today in her claremont drive home in the san bruno explosion and fire. >> the bullis family was a very united family. lavonne was an excellent nurse and she cared about everybody. >> reporter: she is re
. anne makovec is at san quentin prison in marin county to tell us why. >> reporter: if the plan that was in effect on monday would have stuck, albert greenwood brown would be dead right now but he is alive behind me at san quentin this morning because of a decision by a federal judge last evening. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years, but judge fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it's cruel and unusual punishment. if the first of three drugs administered doesn't work properly, the inmate could suffer extreme pain from the third drug which stops the heart. the family of brown's victim just wants it over with. here's her brother speaking about what it was like after his 15-year-old sister disappeared. >> i remember getting in the truck with my father and... [ crying ] >> ... driving up and down the... uhm....... driving up and down the streets, you know, callingherr name. >> reporter: the stay of execution is being appealed to the state court of appeal
is not available. labor day. elizabeth has the day off today. >> yeah. but they actually entrusted traffic to us on labor day. >> look at what we've we're dealing with. >> traffic conditions around the bay. >> there you go. >> wow. >> i don't think we can screw that up too much. >> there is a truck. >> it is leaving town. >> ok. >> bay bridge. [ laughter ] >> there is a car. >> oh, wait, there are a few more in there. >> somebody has to go to work just like us. >> san mateo, taillights. are headed over to the -- >> foster city. >> yeah. >> the peninsula. >> so, we didn't do too bad, did we? >> what was great this morning is i put my car on cruise control when i left the house. didn't take it off until we got here. nobody is out there. we should be taking it easy today. what a great day to do it today. you got clear skies all the way inland. check out the nice crescent moon over the bay right now. i'll tell you what. this will be one of the spectacular days outside. we have the offshore winds blowing if you're heading out the door this morning, plenty of sunshine all the way to the coastline. li
the day off but not much out there. people coming into the city just like us having to go to work golden gate bridge. >> not bad. >> nope. let's get a check on our forecast. hi lawrence. >> this should be a spectacular labor day around the bay area. sunshine all the way to the coastline, temperature is heating up, offshore winds, cranking up the numbers inland, 80s and low 90s. san jose and out toward the coastline the coast is clear of low cloud and fog. will stay that way all day long temperatures upper 60s. mid-70s. big changes in the works. >> 6:02 a.m. law enforcement officers and volunteers back at an east bay landfill, ann is in pittsburgh where searchers are looking for a man missing for more than a week. good morning. >> good morning they have been at it since friday, three full days of searching so far. they are going to continue this morning looking for maybe a body or any clues that might lead to the where abouts of a missing man so far they have come up empty handed. about 2 dozen volunteers, and several invest gators have been out here every day since friday, sifting throug
's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should have more inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now piece of it have become evidence instead of being simply retired, including a 28- foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. did anybody smell gas before the blast? we have gotten several reports that people did smell gas and reported it to pg&e. but pg&e denies it. >> we are not able to find instances of people who reported an odor and we would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to contact us through whatever means. >> reporter: w
there in the spotlight. >>> today the two candidates for u.s. senate debated each other. this is the second debate for democrat barbara boxer and republican carly fiorina. the first was earlier this month in moraga. now this time the debate was held on public radio. fiorina says boxer was an ineffective legislator who has accomplished very little during her 28 years in the senate. boxer fired back saying, fiorina's budget recommendations would be a disaster for california. >>> we have breaking news. late today the state supreme court prevented what would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. convicted killer albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tomorrow. but justices unanimously denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until next year. that's because california's supply of a lethal injection drug expires on friday. the new supply isn't due to arrive until next year. brown was convicted in 1982 for the rape and murder of a 15- year-old girl in southern california. >>> nob
debate is scheduled for saturday in fresno. >>> today the two candidates for u.s. senate will debate each other. this is the second debate for democrat barbara boxer and republican fiorina. the two will meet at a public radio station in pasadena, kpcc. the debate begins at 1:00 and will be streamed online, as well. the candidates held their first debate this month at st. mary's college in moraga. >>> teachers parents children demonstrate in the east bay to protest the cuts to child care programs because of the state budget stalemate. it began this morning in fremont ending up at the state building in oakland where anne makovec is, with what demonstrators are doing this noon hour. >> reporter: yeah, hundreds of demonstrators here behind me they are actually in front of the oakland city hall. they wanted to be in front of the state building but this is where their permit was for. hundreds of people chanting for child care programs whose bankroll from the state was temporarily cut off on july 1 because the budget wasn't and still isn't passed. >> no child care, no work! >> reporter: it's a r
, but linda yee tells us why others are fighting this plan. >> reporter: oakland's north gate area is working to improve its image. plans for a parolee reporting center isn't getting a huge reception here. many neighbors are scared and angry. >> it's really just a question of if you've got a neighborhood that is already kind of economically fragile, i mean, how will this affect the bakery that's going to open across the street? there are a couple of medical facilities across the street, where there are people who are more vulnerable and can we really say people will be safe? >> how are the job descriptions coming along? >> reporter: rehabilitation and treatment program wants to help parolees here with education, job training, and drug counseling. >> we're not importing parolees. the project only serves parolees from oakland. >> reporter: center point case managers say the people they want to help want to give up crime. >> the parolees, the participants actually start to take ownership and proprietorship of the program. so people can, cannot come around and do crime in that area because they k
's get another check of traffic and weather. elizabeth, how's it looking? >> chopper 5 is with us now. and they are showing us how great it looks across the richmond/san rafael bridge. they are heading west to the scene of that earlier brush fire out of san rafael. it was reported southbound 101 at sir francis drake. fire crews were blocking lanes at 4:00. as you can sees across the span of the bridge out of richmond traffic is great. no issues. just behind the sound wall near sir francis drake boulevard. we got off the phone with the chief of the fire department and the fire is out. fire crews are off to the shoulder but no longer blocking any lanes. out to the san mateo bridge, everything looks great. 14 minutes in the commute direction of westbound 92 towards the peninsula. that's your traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> temperatures really cooling down outside around the bay area, elizabeth. good old low clouds and fog starting to make its way back onshore. you see some of those patches sneaking inside the bay now but all along the coastline more of that throughout the
of the freeway or use hidden valley on- and off-ramps. this is close to the orinda bart. give yourself some extra time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, gianna. temperatures today slightly warmer. lower 80s from concord to livermore, upper 70s in san jose, 74 in oakland, 69 in san francisco. 80s napa to santa rosa. hot temperatures in store for the weekend. i have your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. back to you. >> thank you. >>> ever since the deadly san bruno gas pipe explosion, a lot of people have been very jumpy about pipes in their area. now we're hearing about the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. let's go to pg&e -- excuse me, pg&e right now trying to cap a gas line break in downtown orinda. anne makovec is there where there were some evacuations overnight. anne joins us by phone. >> reporter: yeah, they started evacuations but quickly realized the situation wasn't as serious as they originally thought and they called off the evacuation. two blocks of moraga way closed down right now in downtown orinda. pg&e is
to be 40 feet deep. and while people use their eyes and hands, a dog is using its nose. back live now to chopper 5, the searchers again will be back tomorrow morning and work through tomorrow and possibly even for the day after depending on what they find if anything. frederick sales was last seen a week ago yesterday. we are told that his car has been found. no one is saying where or weather. inside it no signs of a struggle. in contra costa county, i'm sherry hu. >>> efren valdemoro is the man suspected in the disappearance of frederick sales as well as the murder of sales' father. police had been called to break up a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and fri
was used and my understanding is that it refers to high consequence area and it's a definition in pipeline -- in pipeline regulatory terms, the definition that relates to population density and not to the strength or integrity of the pipe. >> reporter: terms aside, though, when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern in other communities. pg&e has more than 6,000 miles of transmission lines in california. they have been ordered to inspect them all with the concentration on high pressure lines in densely populated neighborhoods like this one here in san bruno. now, also this morning, at 8:00 a.m., we are expecting to hear some new information from the san mateo county coroner's office. we do have several people still missing this morning. so we might have some information coming in about them. >> anne in san bruno, thank you. >>> pg&e is giving each household in the disaster zone up to $50,000. no strings attached. >> it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and will not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> i
--bottle of depleted your uranium. rittenhouse worked at goodrich in fairfield. the company does not use uranium. he will be arraigned today on charges positive sessing explosives. >>> this morning, two bodies still in the small plane that crashed on the peninsula. that plane taking off from the san carlos airport about noon yesterday. a few minutes later, it crashed into a lagoon at redwood shores. some boaters in the area quickly got to the crash scene but couldn't rescue anyone from the plane. emergency personnel recovered a woman's body from the water, but two people still in the cockpit will not be removed until investigators check the wreckage. >> one of the bodies in the plane is believed to be that of the owner. he is 92-year-old robert borrmann, who owns a steel company in east palo alto. the pilot was also killed. witnesses say he was a hero for steering the plane away from buildings near the crash site. >>> the city of san carlos may soon have no police department. last night the city council voted to disband the department and contract services out to the san mateo county she
to be trying to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. thousands of miles of pipeline will have to be inspected by pg&e as this investigation, of course, continues. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should -- high consequence area, so it should get more stringent inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now, pieces of it have become evidence instead, including a 28-foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. another big part of the investigation, whether or not there was a gas smell reported to pg&e in the days before the explosion. >> we are not
that assures muni drivers of making at least what the second highest paid drivers make in the u.s. >> we had a charter for 41 years. now why do they want to go into the charter? it's not going to save no money. it's been for 41 years. tell me why they change it. and now you tell us to bell ring? what about our charter? >> reporter: none of the muni drivers are competing today. >> this whole event is about recognizing and honoring our operators and it's unfortunate not here but we are still going to recognize them for the fine job they do every day. >> reporter: and in the middle of all this, muni's cable cars stopped working. the powell street line went down. seems a little more than coincidence that the cable car goes down when you're boycotting -- >> now, can we explain that coincidence? we have nothing to do with the cable. there is a powerhouse that's up there cable machinery that runs the cables. they stopped the cable. we don't know why the cable stopped. we just out here working. >> reporter: well it really did seem like a coincidence and in fact they insist that it was and we have n
found two bodies there. they are telling us those bodies were chopped up. they are believed to be the women who had not been seen since wednesday. he had apparently either stayed at the home as a tenant or guest and there is another missing person connected to this case. 35-year-old frederick salis is the son of 73-year-old ricardo salis of hercules. he was found beaten to death in his home saturday allegedly by valdemoro. we have a reporter headed to vallejo and we'll have more on this story at 5:30. >>> in other news the condition of fremont police officer shot in oakland last week has improved after another surgery. yesterday's surgery on 39-year- old todd young was successful. his condition upgraded to serious but stable. the shooting suspect is still in jail in san diego. that is 20-year-old andrew barrientos. he is now charged with attempted murder. he is expected to be arraigned in alameda county next tuesday. >>> we are starting the third month without a state budget. lawmakers ended their session last night after debating two budget plans. governor schwarzenegger sa
the u.s. this time south texas is in its path. the national hurricane center says the center of tropical storm hermine has crossed the rio grande. it's about 10 miles southwest of harlinjen. top winds 60 miles an hour. but it's the rain that's causing the most concern up to 8" can be expected in much of south texas with as much as a foot in some isolated areas. tropical storm warning in effect from san fernando, mexico, north to port o'connor, texas. >>> a common phrase or bart trains, these days might be what? >> a "san francisco chronicle" reporter surveyed all 208 miles of the bart rails with a sound level meter. he found noise level 90 decibels or louder at 23 locations. our question of the day, do you think it's too noisy on bart train trains? send us your answers at mornings@cbs5.com. sometimes it gets a little loud. mornings@cbs5.com. we're also on facebook and twitter. >>> coming up, who will benefit most when companies start hiring again? >> and it was so nice around the bay area yesterday, big- time changes in the forecast for today. details coming up. [ male announcer ] we we
as heavy as lead and it's used in aircraft counterweights, medical radius shields and armor-penetrating ammunition. rittenhouse worked at goodrich in fairfield. the company there described him as a 16-year employee in good standing who worked on chemicals for equipment that helped pilots eject from jets. the company says it does not use uranium. the other body was found inside the home and what has investigators so disturbed is that when they showed up, the stench was over whelming. the flies swarming. >> when he was advised that they located the bodies in the residence, his reaction is not one what one would believe a normal person would react. >> reporter: in the driveway we found a car with rittenhouse's in the back. piles of books in the back about sex including parisian frolics, tale of a french gentleman who whiled away the days in many a parisian house of delight, lascivious scenes at the convent where mother an best oversees a flock of 25 pretty young ladies eager to experience the ways of the world. and the amorous adventures of a japanese gentleman, three fortunate
today. marcus stanley resigned after u.s. capital police say he was trying to carry marijuana into a senate building. politico reports stanley was going through security at the hart office building in washington two days ago when an officer saw him trying to conceal a green leafy substance, that turned out to be marijuana. >>> a big marijuana growing operation near san ramon has been busted. it was in a remote area in the lost trap pass regional wilderness. police found 1800 pot plants yesterday and arrested a pittsburg man they say was living there. another suspect got away. investigators estimate that marijuana is worth a quarter million dollars. >>> thousands of people waiting to learn if their homes are still standing in colorado. at least 135 homes have been destroyed by the wildfire near boulder. about 1,000 others are threatened. evacuation orders for some of the fire areas are expected to be lifted today. right now, 3500 people are out of of their homes. there's been some light rain overnight and cooler temperatures so that helped to get the fire 10% contained this mor
of depleted your iranian. rittenhouse worked at goodrich in fairfield. the company does not use uranium. >>> this morning, two bodies still in the small plane that crashed on the peninsula. that plane taking off from the san carlos airport about noon yesterday. a few minutes later, it crashed into a lagoon at redwood shores. some boaters in the area quickly got to the crash scene but couldn't rescue anyone from the plane. emergency personnel recovered a woman's body from the water, but two people still in the cockpit will not be removed until investigators check the wreckage. several people saw that plane go down. >> we heard this plane coming that sounded very loud. we over here at the restaurant. and just didn't sound right, kind of clackety clack. and then thump. >> one of the bodies in the plane is believed to be that of the owner. he is 92-year-old robert borrmann, who owns a steel company in east palo alto. witness say the pilot was a hero for intentionally steering the plane away from buildings near the crash site. >>> a marin county man is suing his local sheriff's office after
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